Our Mission

The Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Florida is dedicated to the mitigation of suffering and death due to cancer and blood disorders through laboratory and clinical research-based patient care and education.

#1 UF Health Cancer Center is the only Cancer Center of Excellence in North Central Florida.

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84,000 SF Our students and faculty enjoy more than 84,000 SF of space dedicated to cancer research.

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5 We are hosts to 5 new fellows each year. Interested in applying?

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Message from our Interim Chief

Merry-Jennifer Markham, MD

Welcome to the Division of Hematology & Oncology at the University of Florida. The Division is made up of 40 talented faculty members with diverse backgrounds and experience, all of whom share a common goal of providing excellence in patient care, medical education, and research. The Division is also home to 15 hematology and oncology fellows. Faculty within the Division of Hematology & Oncology specialize in the treatment of all types of cancers and hematologic (blood) disorders including solid tumor cancers, hematologic cancers, and non-cancerous hematologic disorders. Our faculty have expertise in all aspects of cancer care, including chemotherapy, targeted therapies, immunotherapy, and bone marrow transplantation. We are an important part of the UF Health Cancer Center, and our faculty work closely with clinical, laboratory, population science, and other research colleagues. In addition to working to prevent, detect, and treat cancer and blood disorders, the Division of Hematology & Oncology is dedicated to the education and training of the next generation of physician leaders in the field of hematology/oncology. We welcome you to explore our website and learn more about our Division.

Dr. Markham

Division of HEM Onc News

Addressing Oncology Concerns in the United States…

Category: Cancer Research News

Read this article by Merry Jennifer Markham, MD published in ASCO Daily News. Article Highlights Patients with cancer, especially those who are…

Dr. Markham

Welcome to our new BMT Faculty

Category: Division

Welcome to Zeina Al-Mansour, MD, an assistant professor in UF Health’s Division of Hematology & Oncology in the University of Florida College…


Welcome to our new BMT Faculty

Category: Division

Gabriela Ballester, MD Gabriela Ballester, MD, is a clinical associate professor in the division of hematology and oncology, bone transplant…

Gabriela Ballester, MD

UF Health Cancer Center Research News

Hurricane Preparedness: Considerations for Cancer Patients and Survivors in a Pandemic

Please join the Office of Community Outreach and Engagement at the UF Health Cancer Center, the North Central Florida Cancer Control Collaborative and the American Cancer Society as we host…

UF Health Shands Hospital ranked best in Florida, among nation’s elite in wide range of specialties

University of Florida Health Shands Hospital emerged as Florida’s top health center and one of the nation’s elite in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Best Hospitals survey, with…

Cancer Connections July 2020 Meeting

Join us at the July Cancer Connections virtual meeting, featuring a literature overview and discussion of current mind-body research at UF Health with Andrew Hix, LMT, UF Health Arts in…

UF study: 2 million Americans buy prescription drugs outside the country

Buying prescription drugs from other countries is one way some Americans have coped with rising drug prices. A new University of Florida study, published today in JAMA Network Open, finds…